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6-way blind camera comparison: the results

0. phoneArena 29 Mar 2013, 11:02 posted on

Okay, guys, teasing time is over. Today we're revealing the results from our latest blind camera comparison, as well as the identities of all the smartphones that were used. A big "thank you" goes to everyone who cast their vote, and a 5 internets prize goes to those eagle-eyed few who named the handsets correctly in the comments! Perhaps you're all wondering which device we attached the mysterious Phone #4 moniker to. After all, that's the smartphone that got most of you guys' votes – in all three categories, for that matter...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 06:05

158. kdqsa (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


Hi all,

PHONEARENA as always been very loyal to Apple and iPhone generations and make their tests always in the behalf of iPhone.

Have a look to the sample pictures for iPhone5 and Galaxy S4 in GSMArena and you will know clearly which are the best camera.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 07:29 1

159. babyk (Posts: 221; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


According to Gsmarena it shows S4 is better than HTC One in low light. But we all know that this is not the case we have all seen photos of HTC One low light and there isnt one other phone from the competition that can beat it. So under that basis of what I have personally seen i believe this test is not enough and its not accurate. HTC One is better than galaxy s3 in all ways this test is s**t fooling most users believeing that The ONE cannot perform. I dare you guys to go get HTC One and do the tests for yourselves you wount be disappointed.

As for those of you who says Samsung and Apple won are you a DUMBASS? Since when second place wins? Pure FANBOYS and FANGIRLS

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 21:13

173. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


hahahaha hard to accept???
LOLs htc faithful is going hard nowadays :d

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 07:01

176. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


and the samsung loyalist is showing he's a broken record

hop along little boy, grown ups want to discuss without having a annoying kid butt in

@babyk

your right about the fanboyism, seeing as samsung came second they have to try and play it off as a win for both apple and samsung......why not go further and say third place is a win too actually there all winners according to samsung fanboy logic lol

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 08:22

182. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


If that what u like then ill reconstruct my argument

Iphone won and outdid all the smartphones
And samsung won second place and trashes other smartphones except tthe mighty camera of iphone5
And lumia also won as running in the 3rd place but lumia is the best in lowlight for me based on other reviews, pureview tech is just excptional.. and the las generation galaxy s3 is still holding a great stand against htc one and xperia z..

Winning doesnt mean only one thing.. winning has so many meanings as long as u we change the point of view..

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 11:28

163. Deviltaz (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


i may not be a apple fan but i liked the iphone 5 picture because its kinda bright

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 11:53 2

164. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh crap! I voted the phone #4 (iPhone 5). Umm.......can I vote again?

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 12:35

201. plary122 (Posts: 23; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


That's stupid...

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 11:55 2

165. poping (unregistered)


i'd still buy the s4 anytime...

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 11:59

166. poping (unregistered)


this wont convince me to go back to jurassic iphone, sorry...

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 12:03 1

167. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1090; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


little did we know that they used hdr mode on iphone5 thats why it won here.. TROLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL~

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 17:59 1

169. xenover (Posts: 171; Member since: 27 May 2011)


iPhone and Galaxy series came in at top 3. I'm not even surprised.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 07:02

177. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


Did any one feel that the subject matter of the photos was so horrible that after looking at about five I said "they all look the same"
Yep same boring grey sky same colorless bulding and yellow taxis sorry but the photos couldv'e been way better had you been shooting an actual pretty scene.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 08:27

183. babyk (Posts: 221; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Gsmarena must be laughing away right now.... TROLLL

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 09:02

184. melvinwilson (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Once again,no pureview 808,,..,,,

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 13:14

186. poping (unregistered)


ok, maybe let's accept it. iphone's images are the best (in this article). but the rest of the images aint that bad at all and are actually not far off...

i'd still go for android devices. main reasons: customization and file sharing (thru bt,wifi-direct, nfc, etc...). basic things that a premium phone should be able to do (which the iphone can't).

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 06:22

187. phissith (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


A sad day for all of us Android fans, how could iPhone 5 have the beat camera with only 8 mp and on top of that beats many NEW Android 's of flagship WITH NEW TECH 13 MP OR ULTRA PIXEL?!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 06:28

188. phissith (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Just you wait for Moto X phone!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 09:04

189. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


most on here are always waiting, and then when that comes out you will be waiting for the next phone

your never satisfied with whats out which shows there's something lacking

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 03:42

192. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


I don't understand why you didn't do a normal variety of camera tests. Like:
Low light,
Shots per second,
Zoom,
Using the LED Flash,
etc.

And why did you not baseline the tests with a normal camera?

Outdoor,
Indoor w/Strong Light,
and Video (which was really a repeat of Outdoor - Since I doubt anyone was evaluating frame to frame transitions)
That is not really enough testing.

In all honesty, I don't know why you did not test low light. I'd be curious to see the results of a real camera test.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 20:42

199. Cod3rror (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Phonearena, I really like your comparisons, but you guys really need to implement a different system for photo viewing, the current one sucks!

Or at least provide direct links to images.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 00:23

200. Stephedojobs (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Phonearena and Mobile-review is always bias. They are Apple fans. As for Nokia crap. It is a wrong decision for choosing Window.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 16:59

202. blackeye117 (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


This IS ShootOut Of Phone's Camera's Not OS That People Come And Brag About Ios Android windows , get a life people stick to topic otherwise dont reply

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:58

204. Ganvartin (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


I wonder why a 13 MP GS4 was compared here ? ? ?
iPhone is the clear Winner :-) NL920 and HTC one are really cool :-)

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 07:43

206. alliswellplssmile (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


I'm s4 lover, s4 snaps are good but iphone5 are better than s4
but here the great thing about iphone5 is, it is 8MP camera but reamining all are 13MP camera, its really great that IPhone5 8MP is better than 13MP camera of all other mobiles

kudos to IPhone5

if IPhone5 relase 13MP what will be the pixel clarity, will wait and see any how it gonna release 12MP camera in up coming version.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 07:51

208. alliswellplssmile (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


I'm s4 lover, s4 snaps are good but iphone5 are better than s4
but here the great thing about iphone5 is, it is 8MP camera but reamining all are 13MP camera, its really great that IPhone5 8MP is better than 13MP camera of all other mobiles

kudos to IPhone5

if IPhone5 relase 13MP what will be the pixel clarity, will wait and see any how it gonna release 12MP camera in up coming version.

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